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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, May 18, 2018

Honduran National Charged with Illegal Reentry

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MIGUEL ANGEL ORTIZ-GUEVARA, age 42, a citizen of Honduras, was charged yesterday in a one-count Indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).

According to the Indictment, on April 16, 2018, ORTIZ-GUEVARA was found to have reentered the United States after having been previously removed.

If convicted, ORTIZ-GUEVARA faces a term of imprisonment of up to two years, a fine of up to $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 20, 2018